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2020 Annual Report

2020 was an unprecedented year. From the COVID-19 pandemic and the slow stresses of quarantine, through the final year of the disastrous Trump administration, we’ve needed each other more than ever. Fortunately for Trust Women and the thousands of women and families we serve every year, our supporters were ready to take up the charge. We’re incredibly proud of our staff for their perseverance, and grateful for our supporters for being with us every step of the way.

The world changed in so many ways during 2020, but the need for compassionate and comprehensive reproductive health care remained as critical as ever. When neighboring states used the pandemic as an excuse to shut down abortion providers, we saw hundreds of women forced into traveling hundreds of miles to Trust Women clinics to get the care they desperately needed. During the early months of COVID, our Wichita clinic saw a nearly 400% increase in patient visits, mostly from out-of-state. In many ways, it was a glimpse into a post-Roe world, and one we hope to never see again.

In 2021, the future of legal and accessible abortion in America is uncertain. The relief we felt at the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was tempered by the rightward turn of many state legislatures, including in Kansas and Oklahoma, home to two Trust Women clinics. Regardless of which party is in power, our mission remains unchanged: to open clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care.

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Trust Women Year at a Glance

Even with all of the obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trust Women finished the year strong and in a great position to take on the newest challenges to our reproductive rights. The Foundation raised nearly $2.5 million, primarily from individual donors from all across the country, Europe and the Caribbean. 

Total Number of Contributions: 7,490

Total of Donors: 3,406

Average Gift: $150.97

Total Revenue for Clinics and Foundation: $4.7 million


We are proud to work with over a dozen abortion funds that help patients pay for part or all of the services they receive at Trust Women. We never turn away a patient because of inability to pay.

Total abortion care visits: 3600+

Total funding dollars from abortion funds for both clinics: $445,663

Patients that received funds in OKC in 2020: 392

Patients that received funds in ICT in 2020: 663

Total number of patients that received funds in 2020 for both clinics: 1,055


Trust Women and Julie Burkhart featured in over one hundred news stories and interviews during 2020. Our story was told in media outlets across the United States and internationally in France, Australia, Italy and more.

Key highlights: 

I’m An Abortion Provider In Politically Hostile States—This Is What I Want You To Know: Scary Mommy (10/20/20)

Telemedicine has become the norm for most medical specialties — except abortion services: Salon (6/9/2020)

Abortion Bans During the Pandemic: 1A Across America (04/24/2020)


The need for safe, accessible and affordable abortion care didn’t slow down during the pandemic, and neither did our outreach work. Even though we moved away from literal door-knocking for the majority of the year, we took the opportunity to refine our text and telephone organizing and stayed in touch with fellow activists, allies and supporters when it mattered. 

GOTV SMS (text messaging): 219,539 

GOTV Calls: 8,729

Volunteer Calls: 4,191


2020 Virtual Gala

While we missed bringing our supporters and staff together for an in-person gala, our first ever virtual event was a rousing success. Emceed by Sedgwick County Commissioner Lacey Cruse, our guest speakers came together and delivered a truly inspiring evening for all of our attendees. We're excited to share this recording with you. 

Speakers, in order of appearance: 

Alyssa Milano, activist and actor

Alison Regan, Trust Women Foundation Board President

Dr. DeShawn Taylor, MD, MSc, FACOG, founder of Desert Star Institute of Family Planning

Sharice Davids, U.S. Representative

Julie A. Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women

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